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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Director, R&D Project Management in Covington, Georgia

Job Description SummaryWe are currently recruiting an experienced Project Management Leader to join our Worldwide R&D Department in Covington, GA

The R&D Project Management Director provides project management expertise for NPD (New Product Development), SE (Sustaining Engineering) and other projects in the UCC business unit.

This director will lead the Project Managers, and also provide PM direction to the cross functional project teams that may be comprised of internal UCC personnel and/or OEM/supplier resources which are assigned to plan and execute projects.

This Director will work closely with the cross functional Leadership Team to help establish a robust portfolio strategy, project priorities, oversee proper resource allocation to projects, develop timelines and budgets, communicate Project Team’s progress and status, and execute projects to meet agreed upon timelines, cost and quality targets

Key responsibilities include working with diverse teams, developing project roadmaps and timelines, mitigating project risks and tracking project goals. Additionally, the individual must demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization and work collaboratively as part of a team to efficiently deliver on project goals on schedule and within budget.

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians' care delivery processes, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers' capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Urology & Critical Care (UCC) is one of the business units in the BD-Interventional Segment, and has 4 platforms – Acute Urology, Endo Urology, Home Care and Targeted Temperature Management.

UCC employs more than 1,000 people around the world and is headquartered in Covington, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. The company has engineering design centers in Atlanta, Denver, Ireland, China & India, as well as numerous manufacturing facilities, with the four primary for UCC being located in South Carolina, Malaysia, and Mexico.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

We are currently recruiting an experienced Project Management Leader to join our Worldwide R&D Department in Covington, GA

The R&D Project Management Director provides project management expertise for NPD (New Product Development), SE (Sustaining Engineering) and other projects in the UCC business unit.

This director will lead the Project Managers, and also provide PM direction to the cross functional project teams that may be comprised of internal UCC personnel and/or OEM/supplier resources which are assigned to plan and execute projects.

This Director will work closely with the cross functional Leadership Team to help establish a robust portfolio strategy, project priorities, oversee proper resource allocation to projects, develop timelines and budgets, communicate Project Team’s progress and status, and execute projects to meet agreed upon timelines, cost and quality targets

Key responsibilities include working with diverse teams, developing project roadmaps and timelines, mitigating project risks and tracking project goals. Additionally, the individual must demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships at all levels of the organization and work collaboratively as part of a team to efficiently deliver on project goals on schedule and within budget.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists all assigned project managers in the optimal management of their Project Teams by providing the necessary training and facilitating team activities for team-building, planning, decision-making and problem-solving, including establishment of appropriate project plans.

  • Establish, assess, review, and monitor tools for cross-functional resource planning for the Division to enable appropriate staffing and resource decisions.

  • Collect and analyze the performance of the new product development effort by collecting data for key metrics and reporting out the performance.

  • Schedule, manage and document and be an active participant in the Phase Reviews to ensure the appropriate use of the process and the timely development and commercialization of new products that are aligned with the Divisions strategy and provides optimal portfolio value. This includes documenting all key decisions and action items.

  • Leads Divisional acquisition efforts employing Project Management skills to ensure successful completion of acquisition assessment, and integration of product and/or company as needed.

  • Provide the necessary training and facilitating skills to drive transformation activities and ensure long term adoption

  • Directs activities to collect and analyze information to improve the performance of the NPD process and identify areas for improvement

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Broad knowledge of Project Management and New Product development methodologies and tools:

  • Project Management, Customer Needs Assessment, Financial valuation, Commercialization tasks Phase Gate Development, Managing by influence with listening & leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach the implementation of PMO in the business unit, and develop project managers to be effective leaders for their cross-functional teams.

  • Able to take action in solving problems and making decisions while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues, able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics. (decision-making & problem solving)

  • Must possess an established track record of sound cross-functional actions and decisions impacting the business process and company results.(action oriented)

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both oral and written) in a clear and concise manner. (communicate)

  • Presentation skills. Able to clearly present information through the spoken work; influence or persuade others through oral presentations in positive and negative circumstances, listens well. Must be able emit a level of confidence and expertise to effectively train other employees (up, down and across the organization) at multiple sites in a broad range of NPD topics.(communication)

  • Ability to establish relationships quickly with a broad range of constituents. Must possess a collaborative style to work effectively throughout the organization. Able to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives. (team-building)

  • Able to influence actions and opinions of others in a desired direction, to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives. (leadership)

  • Ability to withhold actions or speech in the absence of important information: deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. (tolerance of ambiguity)

  • Able to create positive energy (motivation) in both individuals and groups.(energizing)

  • Able to develop unique and novel solutions to problems; use intuition and a new way of thinking to give birth to new ideas; to present information in an attention-getting and interesting manner. (creativity)

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Applications.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Management, Project Management, Analytics or related field is required

  • 12+ years' experience in new product development and project management required

  • Proven track record of successfully managing new product development projects from concept to commercialization

  • Medical Device industry experience is required.

  • Experience with the deployment of a Project Management Office (PMO) is required

  • Experience leading large cross-functional teams (with multi-organizational team members) is required.

  • Experiencing managing direct reports is required.

  • Experience in leading, motivating and managing technically based cross-functional teams in accomplishing projects with notable impact(s) on company objectives is required.

  • The ability to adapt to customer, organizational, business and external influences with integrity and with a sense of urgency is required.

  • The ability to work/lead others through aggressive challenges, obstacles, deadlines and changes is required

  • Experience implementing a Stage Gate NPD Process is required.

  • Experience working in a matrix organization.

  • Experience managing a functional area within Brand Management, Product Development, Finance or Operations is preferred, with demonstrated results-oriented performance.

  • Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) is preferred.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Up to 25%

COMPUTER SKILLS

Requires above the average computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Microsoft Project, and various statistical software packages.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Good oral and written communication. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional/technical journals, scientific literature, procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence. Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Primary Work LocationUSA GA - Covington BMD

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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